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B117 strain of COVID-19 more deadly – Osun Health Commissioner, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu

OSUN, Nigeria – The Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, has charged the residents of the state to strictly comply with COVID-19 protocol saying the B117 strain of the COVID-19 kills faster.

OgeneAfrican gathered that the Osun State government discovered five cases of the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19 in the state.

Speaking on Monday, Isamotu, said that the B117 strain of the COVID-19 will be curbed through intensified awareness.

Isamotu maintained that the B117 UK variant of the COVID-19 has a higher rate of casualties than the SARS variant.

In his words, “About the new cases, we are going to curb them by increasing awareness. The difference between this particular variant and the previous one is that it affects both adults and children. And the rate at which it infects people is higher than the other one. The number of casualties is higher as well.

“We will keep telling our people that COVID-19 is real, and it kills. Prevention is better and cheaper. Avoid large crowds. Wash your hands with soap and water.”

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